Variety: 100% Stellenbosch Chardonnay
This vintage was the of the best harvest years on record for South Africa. A particularly healthy year with no significant diseases or plagues. Exceptional must analyses indicate excellent quality, especially from the early to mid-season cultivars. The colour of the white cultivars is remarkably intense.
Balling: 21.5 to 22.5 harvested in batches
Production volume: 2.4 hl/ha
Hand Harvested: 100%
Whole berries: 100%
De-stemmed: Zero Whole bunch pressing
Fermentation vessel: Barrels
Fermentation: Ferment with commercial yeast
Barrel Type: 300L /500L French oak from Burgundy coopers
New Barrel %: 40%
Maturation: 10 months
Fining: Casein, bentonite
Filtration: Fine filtered prior to bottling
Alcohol: 13.13 %vol
Total acidity: 5.4 g/l
Residual Sugar: 1.6 g/l
Volatile Acidity: 0.57 g/l
The palate is well balanced with the soft, buttery character from barrel fermentation and maturation adding to the complexity and roundness of the wine.
Ideally served with fish and shellfish, poultry and soft cheeses, this wine also complements rich, creamy sauces.